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Draft good practice principles for community linked early warning systems in the drylands of the horn of Africa


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This document presents the 'Community Linked EWS' which is a Drought Early Warning System that consists in monitoring 26 indicators on a monthly basis, 19 of them collected by community members and from the community (households, kraals, markets). It asserts that this Community Linked EWS participated in building knowledge at all levels and interaction between the communities and the districts. One of the recommendations includes: building partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including private and governmental institutions is essential to enhance the efficiency of the system.

Please send comments/suggestions on this document and relevant good practice experiences/studies to:
Malika Ogwang at malika.ogwang@acted.org and Vanessa Tilstone vtilstone@oxfam.org.uk

Keywords

  • Themes:Community-based DRR, Early Warning, Public-private Partnerships
  • Hazards:Drought
  • Countries/Regions:Africa

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24269

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